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Re: Clarification on Unification of titles
Posted by DWB on Mon, Dec 03 2012 at 05:09 PM CST:
In Reply to: Clarification on Unification of titles posted by The Inside Informer on Sun, Apr 29 2012 at 07:53 PM CDT:
Clarification on the American Wrestling Alliance/American Wrestling Association (Boston) World Heavyweight Championship. The AWA (Boston) title was active from 1928-1952 when it was vacated due to Don Eagle being injured. Lou Thesz defeated AWA (Boston)champion Gorgeous George, to "unify" the titles, by disqualification. The actual AWA (Boston) title was not on the line. In 1957 Eduardo Carpentier beat Thesz for the title when Thesz couldn't continue due to a back injury. The NWA didn't recognize this title change but All-Star Wrestling in Omaha, Nebraska did also recognizing Carpentier as World Champion. This title became unified with the American Wrestling Association world title in 1966. Jerry Lawler won this title in 1988 unifying The AWA, WCWA, CWF, and USA Wrestling championships. Dutch Mantell was the last person to hold the unified title in 1997 when the USWA closed down. He lost the original All-Star Wrestling Alliance (Omaha)part of the title to Luscious Lonny Lee in 1998 at Broomsage Ranch near Madison, IN. The Title was renamed the Ameican Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship Which Roger Blade lost in a unification match to Eric Draven. American Wrestling All-Stars: SUPREME pays tribute to the original promotion, All-Star Wrestling Alliance, in Omaha, Nebraska by using All-Star in their promotion name.
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